Covid 19 - Coronavirus
Our advice on responding to the coronavirus outbreak.
With the changing status of COVID-19 in the UK and internationally, the business community is facing many urgent and unique challenges. We want to play our part in helping you, your business and your industry move past them. As a firm, we have already advised many of our clients on issues relating to COVID-19. With questions and queries wide-ranging, we are here to provide answers to your questions, to act as a sounding board for the decisions you’re planning to make and to help you make the key decisions that will protect your business and your communities in the weeks ahead.
There’s a lot of information, advice and food for thought on our COVID-19 hub, which is updated regularly across each of our legal areas. You can find our latest insight into the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and our guidance on how businesses should respond in the UK and internationally. We and our international colleagues will be keeping our guidance updated as the situation develops.
Our current key articles include:
- Coronavirus - FAQs on managing a safe return to work
- Furloughing employees - FAQs for employers on the coronavirus job retention scheme
- COVID-19: force majeure and frustration flowcharts
- RE: Occupy - Managing the reoccupation of your premises
A guide to the immigration implications of COVID-19 for UK employers16 September 2020
This article sets out the main immigration law issues and Home Office guidance that you need to be aware of so you can consider the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for your business. The Home Office is making policy announcements and issuing revised guidance regularly and we will keep you updated as this is published.
Face coverings and the workplace09 September 2020
This article discusses the current rules regarding face coverings at work and some of the practical issues that arise for employers.
Check your tech to help put the fizz back in your biz!03 September 2020
Following Jeremy Hunt’s recent comments about the buzz, creativity, fizz and excitement that office working can bring, many employers will be considering how best to manage the return to work process as safely as possible.
What happens to furloughed workers when the government scheme ends? Lucy Lewis comments for Yahoo02 September 2020
The coronavirus outbreak has not only caused thousands of deaths around the world but has caused untold damage to the economy: on 7 May the Bank of England warned the pandemic will push the UK economy towards its deepest recession on record.
Pandemic sparks fears over skills visas: Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for Relocate Global02 September 2020
Predictably, the coronavirus pandemic has led to an unprecedented fall in the amount of skilled migration, overseas assignees, intra-company transfers and foreign student numbers. Now, experts are wondering how long it will take for the global situation to return to something approaching normal.
How is Covid-19 affecting Employment Tribunals?27 August 2020
Covid-19 has created a significant backlog problem in the Employment Tribunal. Employers are increasingly likely to see claims relating to furlough and/or a safe return to work, and many hearings will be dealt with remotely.
Your ten point plan for the Autumn26 August 2020
This infographic sets out ten key considerations for employers following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tips for managing grievances during the Covid-19 pandemic17 August 2020
Some sectors have seen high levels of employees on furlough or working from home. As restrictions ease and employees gradually start to return to “normal” working, this article considers the challenges HR may face in managing grievances that might arise during this time.